Tom Petty's Lethal Cocktail: Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Temazepam, Alprazolam, Citalopram + Acetyl Fentanyl, Despropionyl Fentanyl

The autopsy report is calling this one an ‘accidental overdose’.  Here’s what the LA coroner’s fice found inside Tom Petty’s body at the time his death. Looks like Tom Petty was going pretty heavy on the opioids. According to a just-released toxicology report, the singer had little chance against a …

I'm One of the Attorneys Suing Spotify. And Here's Why the Music Modernization Act Makes Little Sense.

My law firm currently represents multiple songwriters and publishers in copyright litigation against Spotify that, in total, involve approximately 2,500 musical compositions. The allegations are that Spotify built a multi-billion dollar business with no assets other than the songs available on its digital platform, but without building the infrastructure needed …

This Blockchain-Powered Smart Speaker Pays Artists When You Clap

Can Volareo truly spark a revolution in the music industry?  Or will it end up as yet another generic blockchain ‘solution’? Can blockchain technology truly revolutionize the music industry?  Some people think so. To tackle the music industry’s widespread database and payout problems, blockchain startup Blokur raised $1.2 million in funding …

SoundCloud Suddenly Sounds Like Crap, Producer Alleges

A new controversy could harm SoundCloud’s chances remaining a ble streaming music alternative for music fans. SoundCloud didn’t have a stellar 2017. Due to a lack a sustainable business model, the streaming music platform faced the threat bankruptcy.  Multiple top executives jumped ship early last year as the company struggled …

Dave Chappelle Will Drop Two Netflix Specials on New Year's Eve

Dave Chappelle is delivering not one but two comedy specials on New Years Eve on Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The veteran comedian announced back in November that he was releasing his third comedy special for the streaming network — titled Dave Chappelle: Equanimity — on Dec. 31. Now …

What's the Most Popular Genre In Your State? Mixcloud Reveals…

What type music does your state love the most? Mixcloud apparently has the answer.  Everybody has their scene. Some cities may have more diverse shows than others but regardless where you live, you have a scene that you support. Depending on market, where you live could actively support one type music or …

Post Malone Explains His 'Don't Listen to Hip-Hop' Comments

Post Malone has been facing widespread criticism after suggesting that one shouldn't listen to hip-hop if you want to hear "real s—." He made the comments in a recent interview with with Warsaw, Poland media outlet NewOnce. Today (Nov. 23), Post attempted to address the controversy. He shared a video on Twitter explaining …

N.E.R.D and Future Drop Powerful Video for '1000'

N.E.R.D’s latest single, “1000” (featuring Future), is a boisterous anthem, and the song’s accompanying video is equally riotous, with its imagery anarchy, protest and defiant behavior throughout. Directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore, the visual features violent protests and people fighting against white supremacists before it segues into everyone's …

Mixcloud's Most Popular Genre in Every US State

Classic Rock, EDM, Reggae, Hip Hop?  Here’s Mixcloud’s list the most popular genre in every US state for 2017. With the year coming to an end, major streaming music platforms have released listeners’ favorite artists for 2017. Ed Sheeran became the most listened-to artist on Spotify.  He remains #1 with …

Thought ExtraTorrent Was Dead? We Just Found 10 Torrent Alternatives

After earning millions dollars in advertising revenue, ExtraTorrent unexpectedly shut down this year.  Undeterred by the closure, users have quickly flocked to a number different alternatives. The following is a special BitTorrent investigation by Digital Music News. Earlier this year, ExtraTorrent site owner SaM mysteriously shut down the website. Days …

Chance the Rapper Sings 'Chance-Giving' Song on 'SNL' [VIDEO]

Chance the Rapper made his fourth appearance on Saturday Night Live over the weekend. This time he was the host the Nov. 18 episode and for his monologue, Chano wanted to do something different. Instead promoting what he has going on, the Grammy-winning rapper wanted to promote the spirit giving, …